Funny Video about Running a Marathon

Funny Look Inside a Marathon Runner's Head

This is a 99% accurate look inside a runner’s head. Who wants to run long weekend? According to the video, there are 8 stages of marathon running. Excitement – mile 1 Denial – mile 5 Shock – mile 11 Isolation – mile 16 Despair – mile 19 “THE WALL” – mile 22 Affirmation – mile […]

Lentil Stew with Mushrooms, Avocado, and Sweet Potato

Lentil Stew with Mushrooms, Avocado, and Sweet Potato

Lentils can do anything, but my favorite this winter has been soup. Try this vegan recipe for yourself. I’m tweaking it every time, but this can give you a starting point. Lentil Stew Recipe 1/4 cup dry lentils 1/2 cut sweet potato 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 tsp kosher salt 1 whole avocado (smashed) Directions: Start the […]

Fighting the Candy Brain


I’ve always been interested in alcoholics. It’s been a major problem in my family tree, plus I’m around addiction issues in my work as a foster parent. Personally, I have an addictive personality – sometimes called focus or drive – but I know I can be obsessive in harmful ways. A common saying for compulsive […]

Running makes every road beautiful

Anywhere you run - makes that a beautiful place.

I’m always amazed at the “Rave Run” photos in Runner’s World. Sometimes, it’s hard to look away. But most days, I feel more joy for the skies that I’m under. I’m blessed to live in a beautiful corner of Southern Indiana. We have hills, waterfalls, the mighty Ohio river, historic mansions, and so much more. […]

My Un-Training Plan for the Marathon

surprise "comfort station" along a rural roadway in my town

So… That didn’t last long. Just two weeks ago, I was sold out, totally committed to my marathon training plan. It was, in my never modest opinion, a masterpiece of ambition and wisdom. It balanced recovery days and quality workouts. It worked with my life schedule and motivation level. It was a beautiful moment. But […]